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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Neighbourhood socioeconomic context, individual socioeconomic position, and overweight in young children: a multilevel study in a large German city

  N Percent
Individual Variables   
Overweight (N = 3499)   
 Yes 494 14.1
 No 3005 85.9
Sex (N = 3499)   
 Boys 1856 53.0
 Girls 1643 47.0
Nationality of the child (N = 3479)   
 Other than German 658 18.9
 German 2821 81.1
Birth weight (N = 3499)   
 Low (<2.500 gram) 407 11.6
 Normal (2.500 gram – 4.000 gram) 2794 79.9
 High (>4.000 gram) 298 8.5
BMI mother (N = 3250)   
 Normal (<25 kg/m2) 2464 75.8
 Overweight (25 kg/m2 - <30 kg/m2) 591 18.2
 Obese (≥30 kg/m2) 195 6.0
Parental education (N = 3380)   
 High 1971 58.3
 Middle 822 24.3
 Low 587 17.4
Parental working status (N = 3405)   
 Unemployment within household 236 6.9
 At least one parent employed 3169 93.1
Single parenthood (N = 3435)   
 Single parent 493 14.4
 Other 2942 85.7
Eqivalent household income (N = 3499)   
 Low (<60 % Median) a 457 13.1
 Middle (60 % to Median) 812 23.2
 High (>Median) 824 23.6
 Not indicated 1406 40.2
Household crowding (N = 3406)   
 Yes 1210 35.5
 No 2196 64.5
Contextual Variable   
Neighbourhood SEP (N = 3499)   
 High 974 27.8
 Middle 1150 32.9
 Low 1375 39.3
  1. N total number of observations, SEP Socioeconomic position
  2. aMedian equivalent household income in Bavaria